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Mount Vernon School District and ArtsWestchester Continue Partnership
Mount Vernon City School District, in partnership with ArtsWestchester, is the proud recipient of its second fed- eral grant for an innovative program, Project TEAMS, which represents the convergence of STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – with the arts to create STEAM. The program, which will be introduced into four Mount Vernon elementary schools, is designed to pair teachers in these schools with ArtsWestchester’s teaching artists, with the goal of integrating the arts with the core curricula. Even students who are generally unmotivated by academic study often become active learners when the arts are used as an instruc-
ArtsWestchester Welcomes New Board Member, Burt M. Fealing of ITT
Art at Grimes Elementary School
tional tool. These teachers will be provided with intensive professional development workshops, and have the opportunity to visit Westchester’s cultural resources to explore ways in which they may utilize exhibitions and cultural programs to advance students’ education.
Sharpen Your Imagination at Winter Classes at ArtsWestchester
ArtsWestchester offers a new semester of classes aimed at provid- ing artistic opportunities for youth (ages 6-13) and adults (ages 55 and above) in downtown White Plains. These winter offerings include col- laborations with various cultural organizations and teaching artists.
Students are encouraged to use their imagination while they:
• learn technical clay skills with Clay Art Center
• fuse modern painting and digital technology to create stop-motion and media animation with Pelham Art Center
• improve writing skills by turning their stories into plays with The Hudson Valley Writer’s Center
• learn basic drawing techniques using the Japanese animation style of anime with artist Alan Reinold
• craft monologues based on their individual stories and specific memories with professional actress Denise Bessette.
ArtsWestchester is proud to welcome Senior Vice President and General Counsel for ITT Corporation, Burt Fealing, to our Board of Trustees. Fealing is responsible for all legal, corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters for the global diversified manufacturing company located in White Plains. ITT has a long-standing commitment to corpo- rate citizenship programs, encourag- ing and guiding employees across the globe to give their time, talent and resources to support worthy causes in their communities. Before joining ITT, Fealing served in numerous lead- ership roles at both SUPERVALU, Inc. and Verizon Communications. In addi- tion to holding a law degree from the
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Harvard Law School, Fealing also holds a B.A. degree in Economics (with honors) and psychology from Williams College.
Students Hone Their Journalism Skills With Master Photographer Rick Falco
Budding photographers can now develop their skills and gain valuable experience in ArtsWestchester’s internship program. With a focus on photojournalism, students will work with professional photographer, film- maker, and journalist Richard Falco to develop a photo essay about what brings a community together. They will collectively develop a theme, plan their project, and disperse throughout White Plains to photograph, interview and document subjects.
A collaboration between Clay Art Center and Alan Reingold is designed for students on winter vacation to create clay sculptures in the morn- ing and learn about drawing in the afternoons.
All classes will take place at ArtsWestchester on 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. To learn more or register online, visit: www.arts.org/classes
Students will learn from Falco how to take and edit quality digital photographs while gaining job readiness and proj- ect management skills. A special emphasis will be placed on team- work, leadership and responsibility.
ArtsWestchester’s education pro- grams are supported by Sherry & Robert Wiener, Maxx Properties, First Niagara and Key Bank. Submit an application and resume to Jessica Cioffoletti at jcioffoletti@artswest- chester.org
or 914-428-4220 x314. A mandatory interview will be sched- uled on Saturday, February 1. If you have a portfolio of photographs, please bring it to the interview. For more info, visit: www.ar
(photo credit: Sara Falco)
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